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Solution for Door Knob Holes

You can purchase all of the above tools and supplies at any local home improvement or hardware store at a reasonable price. But for small holes like those caused by doorknobs, you can also purchase a patch kit. Just ask a store representative for help locating one that’s right for your drywall repair project. Look below for a simple guide to patching a doorknob hole in your drywall.

Step 1

Later drop cloth on the floor beneath your work area. This will catch all of the loose dust and debris.

Step 2

Use your utility knife to scrape away any access debris along the edges of the hole.

Step 3

Apply the self-adhesive mesh patch on top of the hole.

Step 4

Use your drywall knife to apply the lightweight joint compound over the self-adhesive mesh patch. Use a crisscross pattern to ensure full and even coverage. Taper the edges as you go to blend the compound into the wall. To spread thinner coats of joint

Storage Ideas

The simplest and easiest way to save space is by keeping boxes or containers under other furniture. That space never gets used and what better way to keep toys, books and shoes tucked away. Put wheels on these containers for easier handling.

Artists, children, craftsmen and project makers always have stationery lying around. These handy home tools also tend to get lost in the depths of drawers or between stacks of paper. To solve this problem, all you need to do is put that stationery inside empty tins. Tins are the most versatile recyclable material and you could decorate them too. You can also keep cooking utensils in tins decorated with a kitchen theme.

Are you the type of person that has millions of shoes that just lie all over the place? You can easily fix this problem by stacking plastic piping together or use an old wine rack. By doing this you never have to worry about shoes falling out of your cupboards.

Showers don’t have a large area of space. So it would get annoying if

Renovate Old Bathroom

FIRST MAKE YOUR MIND REGARDING DESIGNS-

It is necessary to do research on your part instead of depending solemnly on the designs that the contractor shows you. Visit nearby showrooms selling washroom supplies, checkout various showers, taps, tubs, its design online and set your mind regarding what kind of technology you want to get installed in your bathroom. After getting an overall idea, contact your contractor for getting an estimate of the cost.

DO YOUR HOMEWORK BEFORE FINALISING THE CONTRACTOR-

Taking opinions from neighbors or peers does no harm, in fact, you can take notes from their experiences and take precautions beforehand. Read the reviews online and you may contact the recent clients of the contractor and ask about their experience, quality of the services and work done by the contractor. These tips will help you in selecting a trustworthy contractor who will meet all your expectations. The fee for contractors varies according to the work, place, time, etc, so keeping in mind these factors, choose a qualified person for your remodeling project.

SET YOUR BUDGET-

About Types of Bathtubs

A freestanding tub has an air of antiquity about it. They can be clawfooted or not which only adds to their charm, and they look heavy and sturdy, just the thing for a nice long soak. What makes freestanding tubs different is that they aren’t surrounded by any walls. They stand alone which means if you have your heart set on this type of tub, you need to make sure you have ample room in the bathroom for it. It gives you freedom, it gives you grace and it gives you exposed plumbing which you can pretty up at will.

The alcove tub is the one we see the most. It’s the easiest option and usually the cheapest as it allows your tub to nestle between three walls. If you choose to tile or get a surround for the tub, you can also easily have a tub/shower combination that is ideal for every member of the family. Yes, they look utilitarian, but they do the job, they’re neat and the plumbing is hidden from view.

Combining the alcove and the freestanding tub design is the drop in. This type of bathtub is freestanding but in a

Install A Decorative Ceiling Medallion

Firstly, take essential safety precautions by turning off the main power to prevent electrocution and use a tester to make sure that it’s off. Clean your ceiling before you start to avoid any debris or dust getting in the way; using some mild soap with a sponge will do fine.

Next, you have to cut the center hole in the medallion if it doesn’t already have one. If the medallion does have a hole, check to see if it allows the light fixture access to the wiring and enlarge the hole if it doesn’t. For reference on how large you should cut the hole, place the cover plate on the medallion and draw lines around it. After drawing the lines, use a compass and draw a circle half an inch within the reference lines.

Drill a hole inside the medallion then use a drywall saw to cut along the circle. Make sure to cut carefully and use some sandpaper to smooth out any rough edges and uneven contours. Before bringing out the adhesive, test the assembly. Place the medallion so that the center allows access to the electrical box. If the hole isn’t large enough to

Paint Furniture

The first step is to sand the wood. This is just to allow a place for the paint and primer to hold on to. This can also take out any blemishes like watermarks, or other imperfections that make your furniture look unsightly. Sanding is still a good idea if your furniture already has a rough feel to it. It will just make a nice, even place for the paint to lie. Also, you don’t need to sand it too much, just enough to roughen it up and be careful not to over sand one area and under sand another. You want it to be even throughout without any hills and valleys in it.

After you have sanded it is time to apply the primer and prepare for the paint. First, apply primer in an even coat over the whole piece of furniture. Let it dry and then wipe it off with a tack cloth. This will make it so that there is no lint or fluff pieces on it.

While painting, use a nice roller to apply the paint in a few coats. Be sure that if you use a latex or oil based primer you

Benefits Glass Mosaics

Versatile design

There are plenty of design options when it comes to glass. Creativity is only limited by your imagination. The naturally small size of these tiles makes it easy to combine multiple sizes and colors. Also, there is the option to mix the different types of tiles and include a blend of ceramic, stone and glass. A well planned design layout has the ability to add beauty, elegance and style to any room.

Reflects light

Glass has the ability to naturally reflect light to give a room a brighter and bigger look. This is certain to benefit the small bathroom, which would otherwise feel quite small.

Easy to Clean

Glass mosaics are very easy to clean using a mild detergent and a wet cloth. The clear nature of this type of tile makes it very easy to see signs of dirt or stains. Glass is resistant to mold, mildew and stains which are often common problems for the alternative ceramic based tiles. A further great quality of glass is the ability to retain its color to make sure the original design created stays for the long-term.

Environmentally friendly

The glass

When Toilet Is Leaking

First of all, do not panic. If there were ever one particular rule to follow in plumbing, it would be to remain as calm as possible. Remember, your dealing with a toilet leak, not a plumbing catastrophe. There has to be a reason for this to be happening. Even though toilets are strong fixtures, they do take quite a lot of stress during their lifetimes, and as with anything, that stress can reach a (in this case) literal breaking point.

Aside from not panicking, the first thing you want to do is turn off the water to the toilet in question. By cutting off the water to the toilet, you only have to contend with the water still in the toilet itself. You may not think it, but significant water damage can occur with even a small leak being ignored or not noticed. If you’re having trouble cutting off the water at the toilet, you might have to shut-off the water at the main line to the house. This is certainly the bigger inconvenience, but in either case, you need to know how to perform these tasks prior to the leak.

Next, start inspecting the toilet

Sanding Diamond Willow Wood

To get started on a diamond willow sanding project, you will first need to make sure you have the proper tools on hand. Gather up items like chisels, scrapers, knives (not the foldable kind), rasps, block panes, and the right grade sandpaper. When accumulating these tools, you need to keep in mind that this is a hand-carving and sanding project that can result in serious injuries if not implemented safely. Basically, watch out for the hand that is holding the diamond willow at all times!

Once you have all the necessary items, it is important to discuss the type of sandpaper you should use. For this type of sanding, it is recommended to go with tri-folded sheets of standard aluminum oxide production paper. Be sure to purchase a variety of grits, including 100, 120, 220, and 320. Although most of the sanding you’ll be doing will require the 100 grit, you may need to purchase all of these to achieve a certain finish.

  • Use a gouge chisel or non-folding rounded blade to remove the bark from the diamonds.
  • Be sure to not cut too deeply into the diamonds, exceeding its distinctive coloration.
  • Traces in the deepest recesses of

Make Over Bathroom

A common problem with any bathroom is the layout. You may be thinking you don’t have enough space to go with a larger sink area or more cabinets. The possibilities are there, you just have to be able to see them. Once you begin looking at the options, you can visualise how such changes could make a difference for your own area.

Of course, you can hire a professional to take care of the upgrades for you. They can get the job done in far less time. If you only have one bathroom, you may be worried about doing the work on your own at a slower pace. A professional will be able to evaluate the best bathroom sinks and cabinets for your needs, sharing the pros and cons of the choices out there.

They can complete the measurements for the area, show you examples, and share ideas. They will listen to your input and not order anything until you make your final decision. They can also give you a price for those materials as well as the cost to remove the old items and install the new ones. If you are happy with the price

Exposed Brick Wall

Step 1

Protective sheets. As you can imagine removing the plaster from your brick wall is messy work! This is particularly important if you have an old house with the original plaster. Whilst it may seem like a bit of work it is definitely worth using plastic sheets (painting drop sheets are perfect) and taping them to your walls and ceiling to completely seal off the area you’re working in. It is also highly recommended to wear a mask to protect your lungs from the plaster dust, and even eye protection as the dust can easily irritate your eyes.

Step 2

Pretty easy to see what’s next. Simply make a hole the plaster using your brick chisel. This is a good chance to expose a small area of the brick, perhaps somewhere hidden, to see if the quality of the brick underneath is good. Once you’ve created a hole, you can either use the chisel or a small crowbar to remove the plaster. Just tap it lightly to get behind the plaster and level it off. Be careful not to damage the bricks with the chisel or crow bar by tapping too hard. When you

Making Patio Furniture

If you opt for a metal framed patio set, then you will need to source the same type of metal. This will help you with the structure and the soldering process. With metal you will have to solder the pieces together so that it can be sturdy. To begin the process you will need to measure the parts and cut them to size. Make sure that you measure twice to avoid any mishaps with the length of the parts. Place all the parts in the order that you will join them. Double check this. Once you are sure of each part’s positioning then begin with soldering it together. Once the parts are together and you have all your patio seats, you can paint it the colour you desire. The metal patio set will prove to be hard and cold to sit on. For this you can simply measure the seating and back areas so that an upholsterer can make the cushions for you.

The wood option is usually more popular because it doesn’t rust and it is a cheaper alternative to the metal. In most cases, people find unused pallets and use it to create their own

House Decorating on Budget

Light up Jugs & Jars
This is a simple and adorable way to light up a space. You can find the necessary items, a string of lights and a clear jar or jug, nearly anywhere. My favorite place to find jugs and jars is the thrift store, this is where you will likely find one that is more unique. All you have to do to accomplish this fun look is to put a string of lights, floss or Christmas, in the jar then let it glow. This is a great and fun way to light up an area with little expense.

Hang Plates
This sounds obscure but if done well is so charming. To accomplish this all you have to do is find a smattering of plates-different sizes, patterns, even shapes and hang them on the wall. The only requirement is to make sure that each and every plate complement one another. You can hang these plates above a mantel, on a large empty wall or an entryway. If you search for plates that are unique but inexpensive, I’m talking thrift store here, this look will transform a room with little cost and effort.

Make a

Perfect Vanity

Not all bathrooms are created equally. Some and small, some are large and some have things like windows or awkwardly placed interior walls that you need to either remove or work around. Luckily there are a lot of different vanities that come in all shapes and sizes. For instance, there is a pedestal sink that takes up very little room but gets the job done. It is slim and practical and there is even space underneath for little shelves if you’d like to store items. You can even put in two if you want the two sink look but don’t have the room for a huge vanity.

Vanities that incorporate storage are always a great option if you have the room. Now you have somewhere to stash all the extras for the bathroom from towels to shampoo and from toilet paper to the hair dryer. Some have drawers and attached cupboards and some are streamlined and act just to hold the sink so you have a lot of leyway with the design and size depending on your needs and wants.

Vanities can go to the floor or hover above it depending on the style. If you

Trash To Treasure Crafts

Convert Old Cans into Kitchen Containers

Many of us leave the empty Paint cans or Oil cans in the back yard. But we can use them for many purposes. Convert them into a Kitchen container by treating them with necessary chemicals which detoxify them. Decorate them with a textured paint and use them to place cutlery and the kitchen related stuff.

Make Planters from empty Water and Wine bottles

As there is a surge in the vertical farming and roof farming activities, make use of the empty bottles to grow plants. Fill them with a fertile soil and suspend them from the roof of the wall. They can act as good plant holders.

Use Old Condiment jars as Toiletry Holders

If you are bored with the existing Condiment jars, then shift them to bathrooms. Before that clean them with water and air out. Plastic Jars can be used as brush stands.

Old Trousers as Wall Storage Units

This one is the most personalized craft. Use an old trouser to create a wall storage unit. Take scissors and shape the trouser into a wall hanger unit where one can store items in

Install A Drip Irrigation System

Drip Irrigation

Actually, this type of irrigation makes sure that you don’t waste water or your hard-earned money due to spraying too much. If you install the drip irrigation system, your plants will get enough water in order to maintain their health. Therefore, we suggest that you install a good drip irrigation system for efficiency. This system is invisible. Moreover, it reduces the growth of weed and the evaporation of water.

When Should You Use a Drip Irrigation System?

A drip irrigation system is an ideal choice if you want to water your large shrubs, trees, flowerbeds, roses, vegetables and other plants. The reason is that these plants don’t need lots of water.

Aside from this, the system is a great option for areas with lots of wind since the water goes directly to the plants roots. Actually, this solution is a great alternative for areas that don’t get a lot of water. The installation of this system is quite easy. Actually, the installation involves three steps.

Installation of a Drip Irrigation System

The water source

You can use a sprinkler head, an outdoor faucet or a valve with automatic irrigation

New Style of Basin

Changing the size or Shape

It is more complex when you decide to change the size or the shape of the wash basin, but it can be done. In fact, you may decide you would like to change both at the same time. A larger size means you will need to cut into the counter top to allow it to fit or change the counters. For a smaller size fit, you will need to change the countertops.

The same is true if you would like to change from one shape to another. The typical wash basin is round, but you can go with one that is square or long and skinny such as a rectangular shape. You can also go with a corner design. For the more dynamic changes, it is best to hire a contractor to do the work for you. They will have the tools and the expertise to get it done.

Explore the Possibilities

Always spend some time to explore the possibilities with wash basin changes. You want to be happy with the outcome. If you plan to do the work on your own, make sure you follow safety precautions and

Place Rug Perfectly

Out of all the decor elements in the world, we are going to focus on rugs and how to place them just right in your bedroom, living room, dining room, kids room and at your outdoor space if you have an outdoor carpet.

Bedroom

It’s your primary space you may want to give your best shot here. Following is the list of the things you should take care of while placing a carpet in your bedroom.

Things to do:

1. A gap is an essential factor between your rug and the walls. This gap should be at least around half a metre to provide the much-needed breathing space.

2. Make sure that it starts just where you bed ends. If you have tables aside your bed, then it must begin right after them.

3. Ensure that the carpet protruding beyond the bed if placed beneath is in correct proportion on both sides to maintain the balance in your room.

Dining Room

One of the important rooms which requires a lot of practicality. Have a look at the key points to keep in mind while doing it for your dining room.

Easy Life Hacks

A leaky faucet is too irritating; it won’t let you sleep. So, how can you make the noise go away? The answer is quite easy. Simply take a thread, tie one end of the thread on the tip of the leaky tap and leave the other end on the faucet. Remember that the thread should go down from under the tap and not over the tap. The leaking water drop will flow down through the thread and there will be no noise. But, remember this is just a temporary solution. Ultimately, you have to get a plumber to fix the leakage.

It’s quite common that the dustbin bags become squishy because of the food juices. This makes the smell worse. So, how can you prevent that? The answer – put old newspaper at the bottom of the bin. It will absorb the food juices.

This is a common case with almost every household. Getting problems with sprinklers? No worries, make your own! All you need is a Pepsi bottle and loads of duct tapes. Put your water pipe inside the bottle and make the bottle air-tight by wrapping around loads of duct tape on the bottle’s

Perfect Toilet

Back in the day, a toilet was simply a hole in the ground. One day someone decided there should be seat so they carved a hole in a bit of wood and threw that over the hole. In Tudor England a public toilet was a series of holes in wood on a bridge. You’d simply sit down over a hole, do your business and get on with your day. The business would go into the water below. No muss, no fuss… until they realized where they were getting their drinking water from was also where people were relieving themselves and then they had to figure out a better way.

Years later and someone came up with the idea that a toilet should flush the waste away, and several designs later came the toilet that we are familiar with today. Of course throughout history they have changed in size and shape but the basic flushing mechanism remains unchanged. There are tall toilets and short ones, ones that have a round seat and those that have an oval one, ones that flush from the incorporated tank on the back and those older versions that have a tank way up